Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Challenge #155 - "For the Boys"- The Paper Shelter

Good Morning Crafters, do you know Ive done it again, Ive forgotten to get my own card scheduled for this weeks Challenge over on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot, I suspect it had to do with the busy Easter weekend and Ive got a bit behind, anyway Ive now got around to doing my own post and I do hope you all had a fabulous weekend even if the weather wasnt as kind as it has been in the last couple of weeks, and last night we had a rare old thunderstorm to finish it, and today its cloudy and wet so I suppose we will have to say a goodbye to the fabulous sunny weather we have been experiencing of late.
This weeks theme over on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot is "For the Boys" and that means we want to see a card with a boy/male influence and Im sure that you can create card to follow it and as always our sponsors are Veronica and Pedro of The Paper Shelter and they are offering a fabulous prize of $30 to spend on their website.

http://www.thepapershelter.com/index.php?main_page=index

And of course this means that you must have used one of the products on your card and that could be either a image, backing paper or printable but even if you havent they will still offer you 3 digi images of your own choice. And I do urge you to go and pay a visit to their fabulous website The Paper Shelter and browse and see for yourself what stunning things that are on offer and you will be also surprised at how much they are value for money and in these days thats what matters when you are shopping around.
And now I want to show you what I have been making for this Challenge.


I have used this gorgeous "My Cute Rottweiler" and you will find it here, I have acutally used the pre-coloured image and background for my card, I printed two of the image itself and cut it out completely.
The background was then mounted onto brown card and I then wrapped a piece of dog themed ribbon around the card and attached it to the back of the first mount. I then placed my cut out image on top with some silicone glue.
I also googled a sentiment and printed this onto a piece of white card and cut and mounted it and placed it in the left hand corner, and the final flourish is the dog kennel button stuck in the top right hand corner.
I do hope now that youve seen my card you will go and visit The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and hopefully you to will want to take part in this weeks "For the Boys" theme Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://doodlepantryblog.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/DPDC 
http://feelingcraftychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://flatfriendschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://imagination-craftschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://memascrafts.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://thecraftingcafe.blogspot.co.uk/ 

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

ABC Challenge - "J is for Just as you Like"

Good Morning Crafters, well do you know I have already reached my fourth DT card for ABC Challenge Blogspot its amazing how quickly the time flies and Im just surprised at how quickly these weeks go by. For this Challenge we want you to create a card with the theme "J is for Just as you Like" and I guess thats a posh way of saying "Anything Goes" so its a free range for you to follow.
For this challenge we are being sponsored by

http://www.mariannedesign.nl/

 Marianne Designs and they are offering a fabulous prize of

and 
http://www.ribbongirl.co.uk/catalog/
The Ribbon Girl and they are offering a fabulous prize of


And for my card I have used all Marianne products for my card.

I have used this sweet couple who I guess are getting engaged and decided to create a congratulations card with it, I stamped the image onto white card then used my copic pens to colour it, afterwards I used the Marianne heart die to cut it out, then cut the fancy one to put on top of this framing the image.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of white card and the paper I have used is from the Marianne Vintage Romance paper pad and I have used just this one piece and wrapped a wide pink ribbon around the center and attached it to the back of the first mount.
I then placed my mounted image towards the right, and I then used the Love Sentiment die and put it in the bottom left hand corner, also I cut a pair of doves which has been put in the top left hand corner, and the final die cut is the heart in the bottom right hand corner.
Now that youve seen my card I do hope that you will pay a visit to ABC Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and hopefully you to will want to take part in this "J is for Just as you Like" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-


Saturday, 12 April 2014

Challenge #117 - "Spring is in the Air" - Pink Gem

Good Morning Crafters, well Im actually on my second DT Card for Pink Gem Challenge Blog, and Im thoroughly enjoying playing with Janets beautiful images and she also has some fabulous papers as well so lots to choose from and so why not pay the Pink Gem Designs website and see for yourself.
And as the theme this time is "Spring is in the Air" I have chosen this gorgeous image.


This sweet image is "Poppy in Sneakers" and you will find her here, I have printed her onto white card then used my copic pens to colour her, afterwards I used one of my Nestabilitie Dies to cut her out and a fancy one for the mount. The sentiment has been stamped onto white card and a smaller one of the same die set as the mount and also mounted onto another smaller one of the fancy one.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card and the first mount is a piece of blue card and the papers I have used this time are from Nitwits "Spring Breeze" digi set, I  have used three papers the first a yellow  one with flowers on and the second a sentiment one in blue and white and the third another white background with flowers on to.
I have mounted them as shown about and wrapped a piece of lace around the left side and then placed my mounted my image at a jaunty angle on top, and I created a spray of daffodils and tulips and wrapped a bow around the stems and a butterfly on top of the bow. I also placed my sentiment in the bottom right hand corner.
Now that youve seen my card I do hope you will pay a visit to Pink Gem Challenge Blogspot to see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and hopefully you to will want to take part in this "Spring is in the Air" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://acreativeromance.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://www.craftforthecraic.blogspot.ie/
http://craftyhandsdevon.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://getinkychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
http://scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.ca/

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Challenge #154 - "Easter Time" - The Paper Shelter

Good Morning Fellow Paper Shelter Followers, well this week we have reached our #153 Challenge at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot and this time its themed "Easter Time" and as its only a couple of weeks now Im sure you will want to get your cards done for the little people in your life and so heres your chance to get them done.
This week as always we are sponsored by The Paper Shelter and Veronica and Pedro are offering a fabulous prize of $30 to spend on their website

http://www.thepapershelter.com/

And we have a special treat for you they are also offering a further special treat for you

http://www.thepapershelter.com/

And this is a voucher for you, so read it through and Im sure you will be delighted with this treat. As always if you have used one of the TPS images on your card you receive the whole $30 to spend on their website here, and even if you dont they will still give you 3 digis of your own choice so please do go and visit their website The Paper Shelter and see for yourself what stunning images, papers and papers they have to offer you.
We also have a very new Team member joining us for the first time this week and that is Nikki and you will find her website here, please do pay her a visit and give her a brilliant welcome and some love and best wishes for her time with us.
Its a very sad goodbye to Eileen and we are definitely going to miss her as her work has been stunning, good luck my love and I hope you have fun in your new adventures.
And now for my Card.


And this image is called "Easter Mischief" and you can guess what that means by the look of that little lad, and you will find him here. I have printed him onto white card and coloured it with my copic pens, afterwards I used a Easter Egg die from Nestabilites and drew around the die to create the mount out of aquamarine card.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of the same aquamarine card, the papers are from Sweetshoppes "Basket of Blessings" and I have used three papers for my card, and layered them up as you can see. I then placed my mounted image in the middle with the sentiment below on the right, I did also use a smaller egg die for this and have stamped the sentiment on the smaller one.
The finishing touch is the Easter Egg buttons that were placed along the bottom in the left hand corner.
Now that youve seen my Card I do hope you will pop across to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the extremely talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and hopefully you to will want to take part in this "Easter Time" Challenge and I look forward to seeing what you come up with.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://www.craftysentiments.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://craft-roomchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://fattastictuesday.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://scrap-creations1.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://sweetstampsblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://www.ttcrd.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://trystampinontuesday.blogspot.co.uk/ 


Monday, 7 April 2014

A Card with the gorgeous Pink Gem Dinosaur Images

This Pink Gem image is just gorgeous and you will find him here hes called "Dino Josh" and I have printed him onto white card then used my copic pens to colour him, afterwards I used my Nestabilitie Labels Die No.17 to cut him out then drew around the edge of the die and created a mount for him out of Aquamarine card.
The papers are also from Pink Gem and they are Dino paper set and you will find them here, I have used three papers from the set and layered it up as shown. Then around the middle mount I have wrapped a dinosaur ribbon around and stuck it to the back of the mount.
I then placed my mounted image in the middle and the sentiment is a Die-namics flag die and I have stamped the sentiment on a white one and placed them in the bottom right hand corner. To finish of I have used four candi's in the two opposite corners.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://challenges4everybody.blogspot.co.uk/
http://craftingwhenwecanchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
http://lauralcraft.weebly.com/dragonfly-dreams-challenge.html
http://eclecticellapu.blogspot.co.uk/
http://www.scribbleandscrapcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

ABC Challenges - "I . Is for Line"

I cannot believe that I have already reached my third DT Challenge post for ABC Challenges and this time we want you to use the letter "I" and this time its "Is for Line" and you must use one of the lines below to create your card with, I actually used the middle horizontal line that is "Distressing, Lace and Buttons" and there are lots of combinations so we look forward to seeing what you come up with, dont forget to let us know which line you have used.


and we are being sponsored by Sherri Baldy

https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/SherriBaldy

and she is offering a fabulous prize of

https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/SherriBaldy

We were lucky enough to be given several images to play with and for my card I have used


"Hattie" and you will find her here, I printed her onto white card then used my copic pens to colour her, afterwards I used Nestabilitie Labels Die No.8 and the fancy of for the mounted.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card and my first mount is of a aquamarine colour, on top is a  paper I have used is from the Prima "Fairy Belle" paper pad, I torn around the edges and used a distressing tool on this edge. 
On top is two strips of white lace and along the midle I have wrapped a piece of peach ribbon and stuck it to the back of the first mount. I then used a Tattered Lace die to create the flower on the left, and a flower button with ribbon threaded through the two holes.
Now that youve seen my card I do hope that you will pay a visit to the ABC Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and hopefully you to will want to take part in this "I is for Line" Challenge.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Challenge #151 - "Spring Delights" - The Paper Shelter

Good Morning Fellow Crafters, Ive been so busy lately that I nearly forgot to write up my post for this Challenge, I thought Id better get my finger our and make amends, so welcome to this weeks Challenge over on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot  its all about "Spring Delights" at least the daffodils are now out and its looking a lot sunnier than it was a few weeks ago, but its still cold and wet here in Gloucestershire.
As you will know we have at last picked our new DT members and our new Team member will start on the 9th April and I will introduce her more on that Challenge, anyway todays one is as always sponsored by Veronica and Pedro of The Paper Shelter and they are offering a fabulous prize of $30.

http://www.thepapershelter.com/

but this is providing you have used one of the products on your card, and even if you havent they will still give you 3 digis of your own choice, but I do urge you to pay a visit to The Paper Shelter website and see for yourself what fabulous value their products are so do please pop over here and see for yourself.
And now for my card.


For my image I have used "Spring Breeze" and you will find her here, and I have printed her onto white card then used my copic pens to colour her, afterwards I used Nestabilitie Labels Die No.34 and a fancy one for the mount out of pink card. The sentiment is one I googled and printed it onto white card then used another label die to cut it out.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of pink card and the papers I have used are from The Paper Shelters "Spring Zoe" digi paper set and you will find them here. I used a pink spot one for the first mouont and the second is a green one and on the edge I have used Tonic Butterfly Border punch down it, then on top is another pink card which was also mounted onto pink card and placed down the center.
I then used some green card and the La La Land tree die and placed in on top of this mount and stuck the mounted image in the center and the sentiment down below on the left hand side. To finish of I have used several pink flowers and placed them on the tree diecut.
Now that youve seen my card I do hope that you will pay a visit to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and hopefully you will then want to take part in our "Spring Delights" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://diecuttindivas.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://fattastictuesday.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://ladybugscraftsinkchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://www.ttcrd.blogspot.co.uk/